I'm also going to start "not" raising hogs

Discussion in 'Politics and Religion' started by havasu, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. havasu

    havasu In the army now..

    Not raising Hogs...

    From an article, “Spoilin’ The Broth”, by Bill Cook, in the Rockdale ( Texas ) Reporter dated February 11, 2016 on page 5A. A letter to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from one Jimmy Henry of Broken Arrow , OK


    Dear sir:

    My friends, Wayne and Janelle over at Wichita Falls , received a check the other day for $1,000 from the government for not raising hogs. So, I want to go into the not raising hogs business.

    I need to know your opinion on what the best breed of hogs not to raise? I want to be sure that I approach this venture in keeping with all government guidelines. I would prefer not to raise Razorbacks, but if that is not a good breed to not raise, then I can just as easily not raise Yorkshire’s or Durocs.

    As I see it, the hardest part of this program will be keeping an accurate inventory of how many hogs I am not raising. My friend Wayne is excited about the future of this business. He has been raising hogs for 20 years and the most he ever made was $422 in 1988, until this year when he got your check for $1000 for not raising hogs.

    If I get $1,000 for not raising 50 hogs, will I get $2,000 for not raising 100? I plan to operate on a small scale at first, holding myself down to about 4,000 which will give me $80,000 income the first year. Then I can afford an airplane.

    Another thing, these hogs I’m not raising will eat 100,000 bushels of corn. I understand that you also pay farmers for not raising corn and wheat. Will I qualify for payments for not raising wheat and corn not to feed the 4,000 hogs I am not going to raise?

    I want to get started not feeding as soon as possible as this seems to be a good time a year to not to raise hogs and grain. I’m also considering the not-milking-cows business so please send me any information you might have on that.

    I assume that the government will consider me to be unemployed from all this non-production, so I plan to file for unemployment and food stamps.

    Jimmy Henry

    Henry Farms

    Broken Arrow, OK
  2. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter


    If people only knew how close to truth that really is...

    dysfunction of gov at its best...:D


  3. gumpy

    gumpy New Member

    That will be a classic!
  4. Ernesto

    Ernesto In the army now..

    I totally stole that Hav. Thanks
  5. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    I know a farmer , bout 15 miles from me, that plenty people would pay him "not" to raise hogs...........................when the wind is in their direction.:rolleyes:

  6. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

    I thought about raising chickens...then one of my neighbors got six brown ones. I waited to see how he made out...

    After six months of building a hen house, fencing them into a safe area where fox can't get at them, feeding them, and waiting, his hens finally laid some eggs.

    Seems like NOT raising hogs IS a better idea...but, who do I see about bacon...!? :confused: